October 09, 2015

Anti-oilsands Liberal candidate suddenly pro-oilsands at Banff-Airdrie all candidates debate

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The All Candidates Debate for Banff-Airdrie, held in Airdrie last night at Bert Church Theatre included Blake Richards (CPC), Marlo Raynolds (LPC), Joanne Boissoneault (NDP) and Mike Macdonald (GPC).

There were many liberals in attendance -- in fact, I even got word that a load of people were bussed in to support Raynolds. His campaign manager, Chris Moraes, indicated that was incorrect -- but Marlo’s Facebook page tells a different story.

When Blake Richards takes Raynolds to task regarding the oil and gas industry, he says that the oilsands are a crucial resource. But I have proof that he’s signed an oilsands moratorium and he’s lobbied against Keystone XL in Washington.

And of course, Marlo has worked with The Pembina Institute

At the debate, Marlo goes on to take credit for having a big part in developing the Liberal energy platform.

Are Justin Trudeau and Gerald Butts aware of this and Raynolds’ staunch anti-oil stance?


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commented 2015-10-10 16:37:28 -0400
I really do get furious at those Canadians who hate the oilsands. It all comes down to how shallow and utterly stupid are these Canadians that hate the oilsands.

People say, well the oilsands only contributes an estimated 8% of the GDP, so it is relatively small. But it is far more than that.

What the oilsands contribute to Canada:
1. Between 2014 and 2038 oil sands investment, re-investment and operating revenues are expected to be $3,865 billion for Canada. Source CERI 2014

2. The oil sands industry will pay an estimated $1.5 trillion in provincial ($302 billion) and federal ($574 billion) taxes and provincial royalties ($590 billion) over the next 25 years Source: CERI 2014.

3. Direct employment in Canada as a result of new oil sands investments is expected to grow from 149,000 jobs in 2014 to 225,000 jobs in 2038. When including indirect jobs, employment numbers more than double across Canada in both years. Source: CERI 2014.

4. It is estimated the oil sands industry will purchase about $117 billion in supplies and services from Canadian provinces outside Alberta over the next 25 years – about $5 billion/year. Source: CERI 2011.

5. For every direct job created in Alberta’s oil sands industry, approximately one indirect and 1.5 induced job will be created in the rest of Canada. Source: CERI 2014.


Why do people oppose this type of contribution to not just Alberta, but the whole nation?
commented 2015-10-10 16:21:07 -0400
Andrew, the “world” has not decided not to buy the oil from the oilsands, the anti-oilsand idiots have “decided” this, but they are irrelevant shits, anyways.

The oilsands will be developed whether you or the world likes it or not.

And the oil in southern Saksatchewan may or may not be sweet oil. It is not known until it is drilled, and the estimate of that amount of oil does not compare the the amount of oil in the oilsands. Northern Alberta has the third largest reserve of oil in the world.
commented 2015-10-10 13:30:42 -0400
The point is moot anyway, the world has decided it’s not interested in bitumen since there is cheaper, higher quality oil elsewhere. It’s a pity our little cartel of vested interests keeps trying to flog that dead horse, instead of abandoning it and moving to more viable ventures, such as the billions of barrels of light, sweet shale oil Canada has in southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
commented 2015-10-10 13:12:59 -0400
Raynold’s arrogantly revealed at this meeting that he was “very involved in the development” of the energy and environment plank of the Liberal Party’s election platform, which declares that, if elected, a Liberal government would “take action on climate change, put a price on carbon…to reduce greenhouse gas emissions” to combat climate change, and, noteworthy, “will make it easier and more financially rewarding for Canadian businesses to invest in creating clean jobs”. Raynold, rubbing his hands together in glee, now makes sense. He was anticipating how “financially rewarding” such a policy would be for the company that he works for, BluEarth Renewables, that focuses on non-oil-based, renewable energy development such as wind turbines and solar! Anybody heard of “conflict of interest”?
commented 2015-10-10 13:08:39 -0400
Like the proverbial Nelly on the bell, they swing to the left and they swing to the right. Targets of opportunity. Idiots.
commented 2015-10-10 12:44:34 -0400
@ colin cramton – There absolutely none. But that does not stop the idiots from trying again and again and again.
commented 2015-10-10 12:17:59 -0400
“can anyone tell me if and or where a socialist regime is working well”

commented 2015-10-10 12:03:02 -0400
A little off-topic; can anyone tell me if and or where a socialist regime is working well
commented 2015-10-10 11:04:35 -0400
Just another lying liberal wrapping themselves in the oil sands flag to get elected. So tired of these backstabbing two faced idiots. Is this all the liberals got, is this the best they can do.
commented 2015-10-10 09:38:03 -0400
Thank -you, Deborah Graupner, capitalism is NOT a dirty word, … unless you’re a fiberal
commented 2015-10-10 09:18:23 -0400
Bravo said, " like stink on shit."

I prefer “like maggots on shit.” because I think of the MSM as maggots.
commented 2015-10-10 09:16:43 -0400
Glenn Craig said, “simply because those who might be inclined to oppose it…..won’t take that as far…..as it NEEDS….to be taken……:-)”

If by that you mean the only way to fight them it to do it “on their own turf” or rather “by their own methods”, then you are correct. Conservatives do not tend to lower themselves to the level of the Liberals, which can definitely put the Conservatives at a disadvantage.
commented 2015-10-10 08:07:31 -0400
Take heart fellow conservatives, my daughter voted in the advanced polls yesterday too. I asked her who the candidate was, and she said she didn’t notice, she was just looking for the word conservative. I think the voter turnout will be historical. I am praying that PM Harper wins big, because we desperately need him to, for the future of capitalism, and democracy.
commented 2015-10-10 02:49:12 -0400
marlo raynolds profile – note the pembina institute background (wind and solar from these fucking idiots, no oil allowed)

marlo now works for blueearth renewables out of Calgary and Guelph, Ontario.


Scroll down and you can see marlo (woof, oops, that’s Marley)

So pig marlo raynolds wants to be an oil supporter when his employer is a staunch solar and hyra power generator. Yep, pig marlo raynolds, rubbing your hands together, you’re just another liberal piece of fraudulent shit.
commented 2015-10-10 02:27:29 -0400
Glenn Craig do not despair they can only do so much to us until we have nothing else to give , they cannot live without taking money form others, if they take all we have and take away our jobs and income then what is left? Maybe we need to bottom out for the progressives to finally get reality?
commented 2015-10-10 01:46:44 -0400
Thank you for sharing the facts Holly.
commented 2015-10-10 00:50:26 -0400
Folks, don’t be disheartened by the sleazy trickery of the Potboy party and the Potboy media. Vote Conservative.
I did today, and wow, did it feel good to put my ballot into the box, because I know something about the voters:
Even with the despicable Canada-hating MSM acting as Liberal Party propaganda fronts and and pulling out all the stops to ensure a Liberal win, the Conservatives have a good chance, because: (1) we are very competitive in the polls and are leading in many jurisdictions, and (2) we vote, whereas the left are mostly young and many don’t vote. That is the Achilles heel of both the Liberals and the NDP. And they can’t fix that. We have a good chance to win.
commented 2015-10-09 23:28:19 -0400
Only a lame-brained fool would expect honesty and integrity from either the LPC or theNDP. After all, just lool at their leaders!
commented 2015-10-09 22:41:25 -0400
If it were a Tory changing his tune, the media would have been all over it – like stink on shit.
commented 2015-10-09 22:40:39 -0400
I believe the liebeals will win – deception and a successful dumbing down of the population will make Canada a poor place to live for the next four years if I am correct – this family voted today and it was not for the shiny pony or the citizen of france.

I am so tired of the media liars and the foolishness of spoiled Canadians
commented 2015-10-09 21:48:22 -0400
It is a sad day in Canada to say this,,,,but from this point onwards….it matters not what sense would arrive at…..the Liberal agenda is going to prevail….simply because those who might be inclined to oppose it…..won’t take that as far…..as it NEEDS….to be taken……:-)
commented 2015-10-09 21:34:50 -0400
I’m sure the folks in Airdrie would never vote for a liberal.
commented 2015-10-09 21:23:17 -0400
Talk about slanted! London Free Press is 80% anti Harper comment in tomorrow’s paper. No other party comments appear. (lfp.ca)
commented 2015-10-09 20:59:22 -0400
Peter Netterville – Liberals are absolutely deceptive by nature, and are not to be trusted. They are the types of people that my mother warned me about. They are narcissistic on a grand scale, and it isn’t curable. It’s uncanny to observe, and even harder to trap them, even when the truth is known. They deny everything, so you can never win with these types. Is that why the SCOC’s Bev McLaughlin said the truth is no longer a defense? The truth means nothing to the Liberals, or the NDP.
commented 2015-10-09 20:47:36 -0400
To Liberals, twisting the truth, even lying outright, is completely acceptable. The end justifies the means to a Liberal.